Collagen for men doesn’t work much differently than collagen for women, but men often have different concerns than women do. Because the benefits of collagen include helping to support healthy hair,** some men decide to add collagen to their wellness routine with the hopes of improving the appearance of hair.** The same can be said in regard to joint health. Vital Proteins®' CEO Kurt Seidensticker first learned of collagen’s health benefits after experiencing knee discomfort from running. Since he had always been an avid runner, the setback sparked his search for a product that would help support his joint health. Incorporating ingestible collagen into his diet, he found, was the answer since nutrient-rich foods don’t provide enough of the amino acids needed for the body to naturally produce collagen.
Since everyone’s experience is different, we do recommend consulting with your licensed healthcare professional before introducing any supplement into your diet.
What Is Collagen?
Now, let’s talk collagen. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein. Humans create their own collagen naturally, as do other animals, which is why collagen is by default a non-vegan ingredient. Unfortunately, our body’s natural collagen production declines as we age – around the age of 30 to be more exact. This is why we recommend incorporating ingestible collagen in your diet. Our collagen powder – hello, Collagen Peptides! – helps to support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints** and is sourced from bovine hide. But what happens if you’re following a pescatarian-friendly diet? That’s where our Marine Collagen comes in.
Excluding the sourcing, both options are virtually the same. They are odorless, flavorless and easily dissolve in hot and cold liquids. This makes these hydrolyzed collagen powders a standout option when cooking in the kitchen. Add your preferred source of collagen to a morning smoothie, hearty stew or keto fat bombs. It’s as easy as scoop, mix and enjoy!
Can Men Take Collagen?
Whether you choose bovine collagen or Marine Collagen, our collagen powders are made with both men and women in mind. If you’re the kind of person who prefers a boost of flavor, we recommend reaching for our Dark Chocolate Blackberry Collagen Peptides (if you have more of a sweet tooth) or our line of powdered Collagen Creamers. Our Collagen Creamers are a keto-friendly option that double as a better-for-you creamer alternative. Either way, our collagen products are here to help to boost your collagen intake.